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Procession and funeral for local hotshot, William Warneke

Procession and funeral for local hotshot, William Warneke

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Jul 9, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul 10, 2013

MARANA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The procession and funeral for William Warneke will take place Wednesday afternoon in Marana.

Warneke is one of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew who died battling the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 30.

Warneke's remains will be flown to the Marana Regional Airport by a National Guard helicopter.

His casket will be placed on top of a Prescott Fire engine which will lead a procession to the Marana Mortuary.

Space will be significantly limited at his funeral service, so the public is encouraged to view the procession and pay their final respects along the procession route.

The procession will go from the Marana Airport:

  • West on Avra Valley Road to Sanders
  • North on Sanders to Moore
  • East on Moore to Sandario
  • North on Sandario to Barnett
  • West on Barnett to the Marana Mortuary

Barnett will be changed to a single direction of travel from Sandario to Sanders.

Rikki Mitchell

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.